Two matchbooks from the OTHER 1939 World's Fair -the Golden Gate International Expo. This fair, located on San Francisco's Treasure Island, celebrated the completion of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. The Fair theme was the "Pageant of the Pacific", featuring the goods and cultures of the nations bordering the Pacific Ocean. Both matchbooks reference the "Orient" and the "Occident", terms, particularly the latter, seldom used today but derived from the Latin words for rising or east (orient) and for setting or west (occident) and from a time when all geographic reckoning referenced Europe. Hence Japan, whilst West of California, was East of Europe and therefore the "Orient".
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Returns & exchanges
Altoonafish Vintage makes every effort to adequately describe any wear or damage on items, but "condition" is a subjective term. Therefore let me clearly state, all items are at least 25 years old, some nearly 100 years old, and depending on materials used, they will show some wear. This is documented both in written description and photographs and additional photos of areas of concern can be requested. Altoonafish will NEVER deliberatley misrepresent an item, but anyone in a universe of millions of items can make a mistake, so let's talk. I will refund (less return S & H),if item is truly NOT as described, but again, let's talk. Always ask questions up front if you are in doubt. We at Altoonafish Vintage want your transaction to be a pleasant one.